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Sep 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
admitted the deal before he was accused. we will get back to that, but where did you learn to be so -- use your own word if you want -- confrontational, hippie, in writing? -- pithy in writing? where did you learn that? >> you don't learn that. who you are. it comes from someplace that you do not really know, down there somewhere. >> people say that if you don't go to college, you cannot learn how to write. >> you probably cannot learn how to write if you don't read, but reading and college only have an occasional confluence, as you know. a lot of very good writers did not go to college, and a lot of very good american writers, such as mark twain, h.l. mencken, and we could go on. >> you are living where now? >> in maine. >> permanently there? >> yes. year round. >> what part of maine? >> i don't want to get too specific. a flyspeck on the ocean. >> where did you live most of your life? >> i don't know. i moved around a lot. i grew up in new york, and i fear i still have an affection for this city which i cannot explain or apologize for, but i have it. so i suppose new york. >> and you hav
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
to you about well this weekend, i have to go back to mississippi for a family reunion. >> give us a brief idea of what the book is about? >> the book is about the defection of 6 million african-americans from the south to the north, mid-west to the west. from 1915-1970 when the south began truly to change. >> i went to a movie last weekend. they handed me this as i went in. i'll read it to you. everyday more migrants are coming no the cities to seek a better life for their children. >> i wrote this book thinking of any country. it's a movie about the last train home where they have 150 million migrant that's live in the city each year. i want to talk to you about what you have written in the front of your book by richard wright. >> who was he and why did you pick him? >> richard wright was one of the greatest novelists of the 20 j century. he was a migrant from mississippi to chicago. he was the son of a share cropper and always wanted to write. i set out in 1927 to get to chicago. he spent almost his entire career. almost everything he wrote had to do with understanding the migrant exper
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2010 8:00pm EDT
experience in washington. it was a national outpouring of people. >> just give us a brief synopsis of what the book is about. >> the book is about the migration experiences of three people that have become part of the larger whole, which was the defection of 6 million african americans from the south to the north, to the midwest and west from 1915, world war i until 1970. >> i went to a movie last weekend. they handed me this. i want to read it to you. every day, more migrants are coming into the cities to seek a better life for their children. the scale of this massive migration from the poor countryside to the burgeoning cities is unprecedented in human history. the migrants provide a cheap source of labor booming cities and the thriving economy is built on the backs of those citizens. do you have any idea what country that is? >> i am thinking the united states. i wrote this book with the idea that it would refer to almost every immigrant that crossed the atlantic or the pacific ocean in order to come here. >> it is the movie called "the last train home." they had 130 million migrants t
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